What it is: I first heard about this new Durham shop when they had their Kickstarter campaign. I was pretty excited. There aren't many places in Durham to get fresh, local, pasture-raised meat. So, Katie and Justin Meddis decided to open a butcher shop, and since she specializes in making delicious pastries, the shop would also sell delicious sweets.
Now, the Kickstarter campaign was successful and about two weeks ago Rose's opened its doors just behind Brightleaf Square on Gregson Street. We stopped by this weekend to check it out. If you want to get delicious meat for your family, this is the place. We bought some smoked pork chops to sample, and when they cooked them up they really did taste like a delicious bacon steak. They also sell delicious sandwiches that you can buy for an immediate yummy meal.
Finally, to finish off the perfect shopping trip, they also have a case full of fantastic looking sweets. My boys selected some meringues with dark chocolate in them. Now, I don't typically like meringues all that much, but these were awesome! We also tried a few of their caramels made with lard, YUM! Rose's also sold Big Spoon Roasters peanut butter, Chapel Hill Creamery cheese, and Melina's homemade pasta and several other locally made yummies. We will definitely be back!
What we liked: We loved the fact that you could purchase local meats. Plus, everything we tried was absolutely delicious!
What we would change: They didn't have any seating, so when you purchase your treats you'll have to buy them and eat them elsewhere. There are some nice parks nearby like Trinity Park, Northgate Park, Duke Park, and more where you could take your picnic.
Website and other important information:
Address: 121 N. Gregson St, Durham, NC
Hours: 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, Closed Monday
(A view behind the counter of everyone hard at work)